Archive for the ‘destinations’ Category

Bringing Nature Home + Oak Hill Elementary

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 Posted in bees, butterflies, children, destinations, fall plants, garden bloggers, native plants, perennials, raised beds, school gardens, wildlife, young gardeners | 6 Comments »

One of gardening’s biggest thrills is growing food for friends, like beleaguered Monarch butterflies, here on Conoclinium coelestinum. John Dromgoole takes us on a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at The Natural Gardener to explain why to plant for all seasons. Isn’t ...

Plants that Multitask

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in bees, bulbs, butterflies, destinations, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, healing gardens, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, ponds, rain water collection, wildlife | No Comments »

We know it’s not good to multitask, though plants do it all the time without winding up in a straitjacket. This firebush, (Hamelia patens) gladly screens a patio, feeds all kinds of bees—including carpenter bees—and sustains hummingbirds, too. Everybody's thrilled that ...

Wild Wonders + Meet the Beetles!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, butterflies, destinations, shade plants, wildflowers | 8 Comments »

I'd love to quilt my garden in winecups! I also adore this soft combination: heartleaf skullcap and artemisia dotted by wayward larkspurs. Soon the heartleaf goes underground until late fall and the larkspurs to seed. The voracious artemisia will cover the spot ...

Where It All Starts + Texas Quilt Museum Garden

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Posted in destinations, drought, garden art, garden designers, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace | 6 Comments »

Wow, what a storm! I got more rain in 2 days than in 5 months. Certainly reminds us to trim limbs out of power lines and remove defunct, troubled trees that even Sunday’s winds felled around town. Also around town, ...